systemd-hostnamed.service(8) — Linux manual page

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SYSTEMD-HOSTNAMED.SERVICE(8)emd-hostnamed.serviceMD-HOSTNAMED.SERVICE(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-hostnamed.service, systemd-hostnamed - Daemon to control
       system hostname from programs

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-hostnamed.service

       /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-hostnamed

DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-hostnamed.service is a system service that may be used to
       change the system's hostname and related machine metadata from
       user programs. It is automatically activated on request and
       terminates itself when unused.

       It currently offers access to five variables:

       •   The current hostname (Example: "dhcp-192-168-47-11")

       •   The static (configured) hostname (Example:
           "lennarts-computer")

       •   The pretty hostname (Example: "Lennart's Computer")

       •   A suitable icon name for the local host (Example:
           "computer-laptop")

       •   A chassis type (Example: "tablet")

       The static hostname is stored in /etc/hostname, see hostname(5)
       for more information. The pretty hostname, chassis type, and icon
       name are stored in /etc/machine-info, see machine-info(5).

       The tool hostnamectl(1) is a command line client to this service.

       See org.freedesktop.hostname1(5) and
       org.freedesktop.LogControl1(5) for a description of the D-Bus
       API.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), hostname(5), machine-info(5), hostnamectl(1),
       sethostname(2)

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Pages that refer to this page: hostnamectl(1)hostname(5)machine-info(5)org.freedesktop.hostname1(5)os-release(5)